Friday, January 24, 2020

50 Random Medical Trivia Questions

Me Too!!  and I EXTRA love it when it comes to medical trivia questions!!
(It makes me feel super smart when I'm the one everyone at the table looks to for the answer 😂)  Most of the trivia nights I've been to don't have very many medical questions, so I've made up this list of 50 Medical Trivia Questions.  They are just random - some easy, some hard, some you should feel like a rock star if you know the answer!  Feel free to print these off and mix them into your next trivia night!

Here are 50 Medical Trivia Questions with Answers

  1. What are the blue pads called that you see on hospital beds?
  2. What does RN stand for in the nursing profession?
  3. What organ is removed during a cholecystecotmy?
  4. What type of ailment does the medication levothyroxine treat?
  5. How many different types of surgical sutures are there?
    1. Bonus Question: Name Them
  6. True or False?  Sinus problems in children under 12 are rare.
  7. What is the Dr. testing you for if they give you a guaiac or hemoccult test?
  8. How are ophthalmic medications used?
  9. What does dysphagia mean?
  10. In what organ is insulin made?
  11. Name one over the counter NSAID medication.
  12. How many chambers of the heart are there?
  13. What does NPO stand for in the nursing profession?
  14. What is the number 1 way to help stop the spread of diseases?
  15. Where do you find platelets in the body?
  16. What disease is spread via deer ticks?
  17. What is the medical term for a chronic inflammation of the follicles and glands of the eyelid?
  18. What is alopecia?
  19. What does the wernicke's area of the brain do?
  20. What is the medical term for vomit?
  21. What is the number one vitamin to help boost your metabolism?
  22. Besides water and salt, name at least one other substance that the body sweats out.
  23. What food group helps to speed healing when you have a large skin wound?
  24. What vitamin helps to decrease the length of a cold?
  25. What does it mean if you aspirated something?
  26. What is the medical term used for a 'lazy eye'?
  27. If you are diagnosed with otitis media, what is it that you have?
  28. What shape are alveoli during inhalation in a healthy person?
  29. Where does peristalsis occur in the body?
  30. What is the acronym for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?
  31. What mental health diagnosis do you have if you have an inflated sense of self-importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others?
  32. How many lobes do you have in your lungs combined?
  33. If you are ambulating, what are you doing?
  34. Name three foods you would be eating if you were on the DASH diet.
    1. Bonus Question: What disease process does this diet help to keep under control?
  35. How many bones are there in the human body?
  36. Who is the founder of modern nursing?
  37. Where is keratin found in the body?
  38. What is it called when you have blood in your urine?
  39. How many species of Mites call humans eyelashes home?
    1. Bonus Question: Name Them
  40. What does it mean when you have tachycardia?
  41. What is the medical term for a severe allergic reaction?
  42. What do the ureters do in the body?
  43. What does dehiscence mean?
  44. A stretching or tearing of ligaments is called what?
  45. How are you laying if you are in the prone position?
  46. What is the acronym for two times daily in medical terms?
  47. Where is the uvula found in the body?
  48. How much mucus does the average healthy body produce in a day?
  49. Where is the growth hormone made in the body?
  50. What does a macrophage do in the body?


  1. Chucks
  2. Registered Nurse
  3. Gallbladder
  4. Hypothyroidism
  5. Two 
    1. Absorbable and Non-Absorbable
  6. True (the Ethmoid sinuses are not fully developed until the age of 12)
  7. Blood in your stools
  8. In the eyes
  9. Difficulty swallowing
  10. Pancreas
  11. Ibuprofen
  12. Four
  13. Nothing by Mouth
  14. Handwashing
  15. In the blood
  16. Lyme Disease
  17. Blepharitis
  18. Partial or Complete lack of hair
  19. Integrates auditory language (understanding of spoken words)
  20. Emesis
  21. B vitamins
  22. Urea, Ammonia, Sugar and Protein
  23. Proteins
  24. Zinc
  25. Inhaled gastric contents into your lungs
  26. Strabismus
  27. Ear Infection
  28. Circular
  29. Digestive Tract
  30. COPD
  31. Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  32. Five
  33. Walking
  34. Fruits, vegetables, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, whole grains, fish, poultry, beans, seeds and nuts.
    1. Hypertension
  35. Two hundred and six
  36. Florence Nightingale
  37. Hair and Nails
  38. Hematuria
  39. Two
    1. Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis
  40. Faster then normal heartbeat
  41. Anaphylaxis
  42. Carry urine from the kidney to the bladder
  43. When a surgical closing opens up (staples pop out, stitches break etc. and the wound opens)
  44. Sprain
  45. On your stomach
  46. BID
  47. Back of the throat
  48. About 1.5 quarts
  49. Pituitary Gland
  50. Locates and 'eats' foreign bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses that have entered the body

Let me know if you've enjoyed these trivia questions!  Drop a comment below!!  

1 comment:

  1. I clicked here from FB. Nice quiz!

    ...I failed in an epic manner. :-(

    Regardless, despite my less-than-desirable results, the quiz is an effective teaching tool. This is a very smart way of informing people, young lady. Well done!